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US Open Golf 2018: Preview and Betting Tips

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The 118th U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills is upon us and we have a fantastic tournament in front of us. The field is magnificent with all the best players in the world fit and ready to fire.

The purse for U.S. National title is the largest in all of golf with a total prize pool of $12,000,000. The players are competing not only for the 12 million dollars they are competing for prestige of having your name etched on the U.S. Open Championship Trophy entering the history books in the form of a Major winner.

The Golf Course

Shinnecock Hills is an absolute beauty coming in at number 2 in the world rankings. The course can be very susceptible to weather, particularly wind with the close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. Fairway width has been a hot topic, especially after last year at Erin Hills where the wide fairways did not play like a traditional U.S Open venue. After the 2004 U.S. Open Championship the fairways were restored at Shinnecock adding fairway width in areas to the point the USGA was not happy and wanted them narrowed. They have not been narrowed to an extent, however the fairways will be considerably wider than they were in 2004.

Weather

The weather is predicted to be mostly sunny for all the days of the championship, however there is a prediction for the wind to get up which cause havoc with the wide open expanses of Shinnecock Hills.

2017 Leaderboard

POS PLAYER NAME R1 R2 R3 R4 STROKES TOTAL
1 Brooks Koepka 67 70 68 67 272 -16
T2 Hideki Matsuyama 74 65 71 66 276 -12
T2 Brian Harman 67 70 67 72 276 -12
4 Tommy Fleetwood 67 70 68 72 277 -11
T5 Xander Schauffele 66 73 70 69 278 -10
T5 Bill Haas 72 68 69 69 278 -10
T5 Rickie Fowler 65 73 68 72 278 -10
8 Charley Hoffman 70 70 68 71 279 -9
T9 Trey Mullinax 71 72 69 68 280 -8
T9 Brandt Snedeker 70 69 70 71 280 -8
T9 Justin Thomas 73 69 63 75 280 -8
12 J.B. Holmes 69 69 72 71 281 -7
T13 Brendan Steele 71 69 69 73 282 -6
T13 Patrick Reed 68 75 65 74 282 -6

The Tips

Two bet strategy

DUSTIN JOHNSON – $9
Best player in the world by a country mile when he is on. Won last week by an incredible 6 shots, that is evidence he is in exceptional form. He knows how to win having won this tournament in 2016. The course suits him to a tee with the widened fairways playing in to the hands of the bombers. Bubba Watsons caddy walked the course earlier in the week and Tweeted this;

If Dusty is on, its not how, its by how many and the $9 will seam like overs.

HENRIK STENSON – $34
Stenson is on fire this year, he leads the PGA Tour in Driving Accuracy Percentage with 77.99 % with his nearest rival on 73.95 %. He also leads Greens In Regulation Percentage with 75 %. Its fair to assume he will not miss many fairways and he is going to hit a lot of greens, if he can get his putter hot he is in this golf tournament.

Top 5

DUSTIN JOHNSON Top 5 – $2.80 @ Ladbrokes (Bet Now)
As above if he turns up and continues his hot form he will be in the top 5.

JASON DAY Top 5 – $4.20 @ Ladbrokes (Bet Now)
J Day has been struggling off the tee this year which made me hesitant to select him for the tournament, however he is elite in scrambling and putting. I just feel he has a couple of bad holes in him that may affect his chances of winning the tournament.

HENRIK STENSON Top 5 – $7.00 @ Ladbrokes (Bet Now)
Same as above, the only thing that will stop him is the putter. His ball striking will give him every opportunity.

BRYSON DECHAMBEAU Top 5 – $8.00 @ Ladbrokes (Bet Now)
DeChambeau has been running hot this year with 6 top 10 finishes, tee to green he is elite so a little like Stenson, if he can get his putter to fire he is in with a big chance.

Top 10

TONY FINAU Top 10 – $7 @ Ladbrokes (Bet Now)
Finau is a bomber and would have been a big chance at the Masters if it wasn’t for him running backward after a hole in 1 and dislocating his ankle. He still fired in round 1 with a 68 however his ankle wore him down, with better preparation, Tony Finau is a good selection for top 10.

IAN POULTER Top 10 – $8 @ Ladbrokes (Bet Now)
Poulter has turned the clock back and has been in great form this season. I am throwing him in because of his wind ability. The windier it gets the better Ian gets.

LUKE LIST Top 10 – $11 @ Ladbrokes (Bet Now)
Luke List is long and he elite tee to green, the only problem is he cant putt. Shinnecock Hills has Poa greens which are a bad putters dream and narrows the gap. He won’t hole enough putts to win, however he has had 5 top 10 finishes this year and can do this on his ball striking alone on a bombers course.

Field and Odds

Courtesy of Ladbrokes, Click Odds link to be taken to Ladbrokes.

Name Odds
Dustin Johnson 9
Justin Rose 13
Jason Day 15
Justin Thomas 15
Rory McIlroy 15
Rickie Fowler 17
Jon Rahm 21
Jordan Spieth 21
Tiger Woods 21
Brooks Koepka 26
Branden Grace 34
Henrik Stenson 34
Hideki Matsuyama 34
Phil Mickelson 34
Bryson Dechambeau 41
Marc Leishman 41
Tommy Fleetwood 41
Alexander Noren 51
Francesco Molinari 51
Louis Oosthuizen 51
Patrick Cantlay 51
Patrick Reed 51
Paul Casey 51
Sergio Garcia 51
Adam Scott 67
Bubba Watson 67
Matt Kuchar 67
Webb Simpson 67
Jimmy Walker 81
Rafael Cabrera-Bello 81
Tony Finau 81
Brandt Snedeker 101
Byeong-Hun An 101
Charl Schwartzel 101
Emiliano Grillo 101
Kyle Stanley 101
Xander Schauffele 101
Aaron Wise 126
Brian Harman 126
Charley Hoffman 126
Daniel Berger 126
Ian Poulter 126
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 126
Matthew Fitzpatrick 126
Peter Uihlein 126
Zach Johnson 126
Adam Hadwin 151
Cameron Smith 151
Charles Howell III 151
Chesson Hadley 151
Gary Woodland 151
Graeme McDowell 151
Jason Dufner 151
Keegan Bradley 151
Kevin Chappell 151
Kevin Kisner 151
Luke List 151
Martin Kaymer 151
Russell Henley 151
Shane Lowry 151
Si-woo Kim 151
Steve Stricker 151
Thorbjorn Olesen 151
Tyrrell Hatton 151
Andrew Johnston 201
Bill Haas 201
Brendan Steele 201
Chez Reavie 201
Hao-Tong Li 201
Pat Perez 201
Patrick Rodgers 201
Ross Fisher 201
Russell Knox 201
Alexander Levy 251
Braden Thornberry 251
Danny Willett 251
Dylan Frittelli 251
Jhonattan Vegas 251
Jim Furyk 251
Lucas Glover 251
Matt Wallace 251
Ollie Schniederjans 251
Roberto Castro 251
Ryan Fox 251
Satoshi Kodaira 251
Scott Piercy 251
Shubhankar Sharma 251
Sung-Jae Im 251
Trey Mullinax 251
Brian Gay 301
Aaron Baddeley 501
Brian Stuard 501
Cameron Wilson 501
Dean Burmester 501
Doug Ghim 501
Dylan Meyer 501
Ernie Els 501
Harold Varner III 501
James Morrison 501
Jason Scrivener 501
Kristoffer Reitan 501
Lanto Griffin 501
Lucas Herbert 501
Mackenzie Hughes 501
Matt Jones 501
Matthew Southgate 501
Matthieu Pavon 501
Michael Hebert 501
Michael Miller 501
Noah Goodwin 501
Paul Waring 501
Richie Ramsay 501
Richy Werenski 501
Rikuya Hoshino 501
Ryan Evans 501
Sam Burns 501
Scott Gregory 501
Scott Stallings 501
Sebastian Munoz 501
Shota Akiyoshi 501
Stewart Hagestad 501
Ted Potter Jnr 501
Theo Humphrey 501
Tom Lewis 501
Tyler Duncan 501
Will Zlatoris 501
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$25 $75* $100 GETIT
$50 $150* $200 GETIT
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*18+,Exc. NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Please read the T&Cs of each offer with each bookmaker.

DEPOSIT BONUS BET WITH CLAIM
$50 $50* $100 GetIT
$100 $100* $200 GetIT
*18+,Exc. NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Please read the T&Cs of each offer with each bookmaker.

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